The Dublin Shield

Student Spotlight: Willow Coughlan

Student Spotlight: Willow Coughlan

Danielle Tran, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

A talented actress, diligent student, karate teacher, and now, a passionate activist? Meet Willow Coughlan, a freshman here at Dublin High School, whose kindness and positivity brings smiles to just about everybody’s faces. Coughlan is actively involved in the DHS Drama Department, having just worked a...

Senior Ball: Saving the Best for Last

Senior Ball: Saving the Best for Last

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Saturday, April 14th marked a day that many seniors had been eagerly awaiting since the beginning of the year: Senior Ball. Their last dance as high school students was celebrated with many pictures and lots of fun. As always, Heritage Park was a popular photo location, with a bright swirl of colors a...

Gael Force Robotics Club To Compete at VEX World Championships

Gael Force Robotics Club To Compete at VEX World Championships

Kyle Shi, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Clubs, Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

While most students are busy studying for finals and AP testing, the Gael Force Robotics Club at Dublin High School has another end-of-year target: the VEX World Championships. VEX competition goals change every year, and this year’s competition is called “In the Zone.” Each round of the competition h...

March For Our Lives Event As Told Through the Perspective of DHS Students

March For Our Lives Event As Told Through the Perspective of DHS Students

Danielle Tran, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life, United States, World

On March 24th, 2018, a group of approximately 3500 students, teachers, and other members of the community gathered in Oakland to participate in a “March For Our Lives” event, one of many across the nation held in light of recent school shootings, and student-held “Walk Outs” in response to the shoo...

DHS Band Goes to the Big Apple!

DHS Band Goes to the Big Apple!

Danielle Tran, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Saturday, March 24th may have seemed like the start of a normal weekend for most, but for about 70 enthusiastic students, it was the commencement of an adventure. The DHS band was going to New York! Rather than sleeping in until the afternoon, they grouped at the DHS campus at 2:30 AM, shivering and sleep...

Prom 2018: Taking Stay Fly Dublin High to New Heights

Prom 2018: Taking Stay Fly Dublin High to New Heights

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 marked the night that most juniors had been waiting for all year: Prom. Held in an airplane hangar in Livermore, the night boasted of airplane displays, good music, and unlimited free tacos. The class of 2019, along with a few students from other grade levels, was in attendance...

The Future is Female: Highlighting Young Women with Leadership on Campus

The Future is Female: Highlighting Young Women with Leadership on Campus

Danielle Tran and Ashley Kim

April 2, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Dublin High School is home to some of the most impactful, powerful women in our community. From principal Maureen Byrne to leadership director Kelly Beck, women pursue and initiate change on this campus. However, its student leaders are nothing short of incredible. Passionate and driven, they lead clubs tha...

Memes Now Accepted As Currency for School Lunch

Memes Now Accepted As Currency for School Lunch

Kyle Shi, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

In an effort to be able to keep up with modern times, the Dublin High School cafeteria announced a surprising news release: memes will now be accepted as currency to purchase school lunch.   A funny, safe-for-work meme can be exchanged for a meal which includes an entree, a drink, a side ...

Students Unite in a Peaceful Walkout to Advocate for Legislative Reform to End Gun Violence

Students Unite in a Peaceful Walkout to Advocate for Legislative Reform to End Gun Violence

Kaushikee Nayudu, Associate Managing Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life, United States, World

On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 Dublin High School students united in a national school walkout to protest gun violence, demonstrating heir solidarity with students and victims across the nation. In the weeks prior to the event, students had gained administrative support, ensuring that students wou...

The Normalization of School Shootings Motivates Student Walkout

The Normalization of School Shootings Motivates Student Walkout

Kaushikee Nayudu, Associate Managing Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

It's been over a decade since two senior students opened fire on their high school campus, killing fifteen individuals, including themselves, and wounding twenty-one more. The Columbine High School Massacre on April 20th, 1999 left our country in a state of shock. The capacity for violence against p...